TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation and Chair of the Board, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), will be visiting Toronto on April 6th and 7th to connect with leaders in mainstream and social finance and members of the general public to get Canadians engaged in impact investing. The tour has been coordinated by Social Innovation Generation (SiG) at MaRS and Causeway Social Finance.
Impact investments aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating financial profit. Impact investing includes investments that range from producing a return of principal capital to offering market-rate or even market-beating financial returns. It is projected that impact investing could expand to a $500 billion industry in the next decade.
Mr. Bugg-Levine's visit comes on the heels of a number of new global initiatives catalyzed by the Rockefeller Foundation, including the founding of GIIN this past fall, with the goal of developing impact investing into an industry that can give lift and leverage to traditional philanthropy. Mr. Bugg-Levine will be delivering a lecture on impact investing and meeting with representatives from the Social Finance Task Force and the Steering Committee of the Social Venture Exchange Project to learn about local, innovative activities in the sector.
Date: Tuesday, April 6th to Wednesday, April 7th
Time: Full itinerary provided upon request
Location: MaRS Centre (101 College Street)
Representatives: Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director, Rockefeller
Foundation and Chair of the Board, Global Impact
Media representatives are invited to attend the Global Leadership Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 6th at 5 pm at the MaRS Centre. There will also be a dedicated time for media to interview Mr. Bugg-Levine before the lecture on Tuesday, April 6th from 4 - 5 pm at the MaRS Centre.
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation fosters innovative solutions to many of the world's most intractable challenges, affirming its mission, since 1913, to "promote the well-being" of humanity. Today, the Foundation works to ensure that more people can tap into globalization's benefits while strengthening resilience to risks. For more information, visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.
SiG@MaRS is Social Innovation Generation at the MaRS Discovery District. We support social entrepreneurs - those that seek to make money and make a difference. We do this through the MaRS Advisory Services and more broadly by generating educational resources, thought leadership and by fostering multi-sector collaboration with the intention of creating a culture of social innovation within Ontario.
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For further information: For further information: Contact Info: Geraldine Cahill, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National, w: (647) 260-7844, c: (416) 566-5313, firstname.lastname@example.org; Adam Spence, Chair, Social Venture Exchange Project, (416) 543-0897, email@example.com